70045Re: [bolger] RE: Sharpie sprit-boom leg-o' -mutton sail twist control
- Jan 4, 2014John
Are you still in or around the SF Delta
No, the trick of moving the snotter up and down the mast is not mentioned in 103
> Small Boat Rigs
> I wrote a letter to PCB years ago describing my mods to one of his Cartoppers. It
> was a two snotter system which entailed one traditional snotter but set much
> higher up on the mast than normal, combined with a second downhaul snotter, Both
> snotters were rigged back to the cockpit for easy manipulating.
> The system worked great, with the drawback that adjusting one snotter necessarily
> changed the other, so getting exactly the sail shape change you wanted always
> entailed manipulating both snotters. Also, sprit boom rigs work best when the
> entire rig, mast and all, is allowed to rotate. If the mast can rotate it allows
> the snotter/sprit geometry, and thus snotter tention, to remain constant for all
> sheet positions. Running the controls aft interferes with mast rotation.
> PCB replied quickly to the letter, but did not seem, as I recall, impressed with
> the mod. It is, admittedly, a complication to an otherwise very simple rig.
> John O'Neill
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